carrot layer cake

★★★★★ 2
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By colleen cleppe
from Elmore, MN

I got this recipe out of 'All You' magazine. They called it Classic Carrot Layer Cake. Was fun to make & taste Good too!! :)

★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For carrot layer cake

  • 2 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    allspice
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    canola oil
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 3 c
    shredded carrots (i used 10oz shredded bag)
  • frosting:
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 Tbsp
    butter or marg., room temperture
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 3 c
    confectioners sugar
  • pinch
    salt

How To Make carrot layer cake

  • 1
    Butter and flour bottoms of 2-8 inch round cake pans.
  • 2
    Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves in large bowl.
  • 3
    In another bowl whisk sugar, oil, buttermilk, and eggs.
  • 4
    Pour oil mixture into flour mixture and stir just until evenly moistened. Fold in carrots. Note: I used a 10oz. pkg. shredded carrots. You can shredd your own.
  • 5
    Divide mixture into cake pans. Smooth tops. Bake 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 6
    Let cakes cool 10 minutes on wire racks. Then take cakes out of pans and let cool on wire racks.
  • 7
    FROSTING: mix in bowl with electric mixer on high cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • 8
    Add brown sugar and vanilla until sugar is dissolved.
  • 9
    Add confectioners sugar and salt beat on low until smooth.
  • 10
    Put one cake on serving plate. Frost with one cup onto center, spread. Add second cake spread remaining frosting on top and sides.
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